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A sequel to Donkey' Years and Dog Days

Donkey's Years and Dog Days were the first two volumes of these remarkable memoirs, of which The Whole Hog now completes the Higgins Bestiary. This spirited and quirky penman has always set himself apart from the general grind of Irish writing and its set themes, to run along the line of the exposed nerve-system.
No other Irish writer has been so obsessed with the terrain inconnu of lost or thwarted love as this odd-man-out. From salad love with Molly Cushen, to Philippa Phillips in the dunes, to a young American wife in Spain at the time of the Bay of Pigs, or a divorcee in Copenhagen, a tax inspectress in London, the Jacaranda Street tease in Johannesburg, the mirth is barely contained.

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[Higgins'] writing is vivid and compelling as well as being amusing

Steve Boyd, The Sunday Times

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  • EBook

    9781446412817

    February 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    416 pages

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  • The Whole Hog
    Aidan Higgins

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    9780099286356

    December 15, 2001

    Vintage

    416 pages

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